βαράτε με κι ας κλαίω -> twist my arm

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spiros

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βαράτε με κι ας κλαίω
« Last Edit: 13 Jul, 2011, 10:48:03 by spiros »




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twist my arm (?)

http://www.englishbaby.com/lessons/35/slang/twist_my_arm

http://www.bookrags.com/tandf/you-could-twist-my-arm-tf/

An example (happened to me last Friday):

I really fancied going for a coffee or drink after work with somebody, but everyone I asked was busy/unavailable etc. Then, at the last moment, Frank (a colleague) says to me, "Would you like to do for a coffee when we finish?" So I reply, "Oooh, twist my arm!" In other words, I'm playing 'hard to get', but we both know that it's what I'd like to do!
« Last Edit: 12 Jul, 2011, 21:39:51 by eltheza »
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Πολύ καλό!!! Νομίζω ότι υπάρχει και μια παραλλαγή: Twist my rubber arm
Twist my rubber arm, is a variation on twist a person’s arm, which means to apply coercion to overcome a person’s reluctance to do something. Twisting a rubber arm implies that you do not need to apply much coercion to get somebody to do something.
http://www.writersblock.ca/winter2001/origins2.htm#para40




 

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